A Letter from the District Attorney

Welcome to the 23rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office website

The 23rd JDA has the responsibility and authority to investigate and prosecute crimes in the parishes of Ascension, Assumption and St. James. In addition, your District Attorney’s office handles a wide variety of other matters within the district including child support enforcement, juvenile matters, and the civil representation of most of the public entities located in the 23rd Judicial District. Ricky Babin, who was elected twice by the residents of that tri-parish area, is the District Attorney. Joining District Attorney Babin is a team of Assistant District Attorneys, Researchers, Investigators and Administrative and Support staff, all focused on one common goal, – the full and effective prosecutions of criminals in order to keep our tri-parish area the safest it can be.

We invite you to take a look around, where you will find useful information on many services we offer, along with a personnel list so you can reach the right people at the right time.


Ascension Parish School Teacher Indicted for Indecent Behavior with Juvenile Students

          On December 3, 2019, an Ascension Parish Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment on 32-year-old Mark Ebarb of 10298 W. Winston Ave. Baton Rouge, LA. on the charge of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile. This indictment stems…READ MORE

Convent Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

          On last week, Kylin Elder of 9361 Water Tower St. Convent, LA., age 23, pled guilty to Attempted 2nd Degree Murder. Elder was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Adam Koenig, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge…READ MORE